What is an Author ?

Every chapter of the forthcoming book Power of Ampersand, by Nancy Upper, begins with an original poem by the author. This poem opens the Bibliography.


An author is a funnel

Who turns infinite into finite.


An author is a tunnel

Who conceals his path to the light.


An author is a loom

Who weaves threads into narrative.


An author is a flume

Who brings you logs evocative.



“Author” ©2018 Nancy Upper


Reader’s Digest Condensed Books Volume 192 – #5, 1990, cut into the ampersand shape by a local artist in the River Arts District of Asheville, North Carolina. Artist’s name unknown.

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